Rebecca Mundy, who completed her Equine Science degree at Writtle College this year, was recently announced as runner-up at the RASE (Royal Agricultural Society of England) Eqvalan Duo Thesis of the Year Award 2010.
Rebecca, who was selected by her lecturers to be the representative for Writtle College, submitted her dissertation: ‘An Epidemiological Study into the Prevalence of Recurrent Exertional Rhabdomyolysis (RER) and Possible Dietary Risk Factors in a Thoroughbred Racehorse Population in Ireland’, to the competition.
The overall winner was Declan Ryan from the University of Limerick made history by becoming the first male winner of the ‘Eqvalan Duo Equine Thesis of the Year Award’ in its 12 year history.
The other finalists were Kelly Dinwiddy from Hartpury College and Jessica Putnam from the University of Nottingham.
Dr Emma Batson of sponsor, Merial Animal Health, congratulated all the finalists and said: “The standard of the entries in the award rises every year – all the finalists were outstanding, and certainly good enough to have won in previous years, but the judges were unanimous that Declan’s contribution had the edge.”
Pictured (L-R)Standing/Judges - Nicky Moffat, Dr Georgina Crossman, Dr Emma Batson, Rachel Kay, Jan Rogers.
Seated/Finalists - Kelly Dinwiddy, Declan Ryan, Rebecca Mundy, Jessica Putnam